Re: My national tabloid love affair with a computer

From: Jim Fehlinger (
Date: Mon Apr 09 2001 - 19:01:03 MDT

KPJ wrote:
> It appears as if Jim F. wrote:
> |I wonder if anybody on this list ever had a love affair with
> |a PDP-11/45?
> I programmed MACRO-11 on earlier PDP-11 forms (PDP-11/23 if memory serves),
> and liked the architecture, but never used the later (and larger) PDP-11/45
> model.

Actually the 11/23 was a newer (1979) system based on the second-generation
LSI-11 (with the single-chip F-11 processor, as opposed to the original 1976 LSI-11,
a three-chip processor). It was the first machine I ever logged into as a
professional programmer, in 1981. That machine was running Idris, a commercial
flavor of Unix Version 6, and had a whopping 10 Mbytes of disk storage -- two RK-05
removable cartridge drives.

If your PDP-11 antedated the 11/45, it may have been the original
model, the PDP-11/20. See:

> "Nostalgia is not what is used to be."


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